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02-26-2011, 12:19 AM #1
Lion Will Support TRIM Offering Better Solid State Drive Performance
Lion is really shaping up to be a major upgrade to the Mac operating system. A new tidbit of information has been discovered that points to Lion having TRIM support for solid-state drives. This is good news for people who use SSD’s, as performance of this type of drive can start to degrade over time. When TRIM support is fully integrated into Lion, the speed and performance of SSD’s should increase dramatically. Windows 7 includes support for TRIM already.
Solid-state drives are faster, smaller and extremely light compared to traditional hard drives, but they do suffer from one significant problem. Because SSD’s write data differently than standard hard drives, they start to slow down with normal use. This has to do with the way data is written to these drives. Over time, write speeds of this type of drive decreases significantly.
Currently when you delete information on an SSD, the drive first has to erase the data before it can overwrite it. This takes one cycle and increases the time it takes before new data can be written to that sector. Using TRIM, when a file is deleted, it is overwritten right away, without having to pause and erase the previous data. This significantly increases the speed and performance of an SSD drive.
Over time, as solid-state drives become standard equipment in the PC industry, prices will come down and performance levels will increase. The traditional hard drive may one day be relegated to the history books (or blogs), but until solid-state drives come down in price, I don’t think we’ll be saying goodbye to well-proven technology. Before too long, a terabyte SSD will fit in your pocket and we’ll never know how we lived without them.
Source: 9to5 Mac
02-26-2011, 12:21 AM #2
02-26-2011, 12:27 AM #3
It's probably gonna take a year o two till we can get a ssd as cheap as a hard disk today
02-26-2011, 12:30 AM #4
ill be first in line for a 500gb iPhone7
02-26-2011, 04:03 AM #5
best news I've read all day.
02-26-2011, 05:10 AM #6
I want a 1 TB ssd now
02-26-2011, 07:30 AM #7
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If you have 8 Grand, you can pick up this 2 TB job
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02-26-2011, 08:38 AM #8
Did he really say, "put that in your pipe and smoke it"?? Huh...well I was hoping that Apple would put Trim in Lion since you have more options for SSD's with the new MBP's.
Last edited by steve-z17; 02-26-2011 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
02-26-2011, 08:43 AM #9
02-26-2011, 09:44 AM #10
This is great news. Must get a SSD.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
02-26-2011, 09:48 AM #11
02-26-2011, 09:54 AM #12
I just got my new MBP yesterday. Now I want to rig it out [/QUOTE]
which one did you go with? SSD?I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. -- Jackie Mason
02-26-2011, 09:57 AM #13
I got the 17" MBP with 8 GB of ram. I installed my 1 TB drive in it but wish it was SSD
02-26-2011, 03:48 PM #14
02-28-2011, 03:30 AM #15
i have a early 08 macbook pro 17. during an airprint test run up, the delta update caused a kernel panic on my 320Gb hdd. since i was too lazy to back it up...i even have a TC but only used it as a router becaise the 2Wireradio didnt support .11n.
so i ran to bestbuy and picked up an intel ssd at 80G
since i didnt have much room i used the TC as a file server and app storage for all tge ipa's.
i scrubbed scrubbed the ssd, and downloaded the snowleopard dmg from the apple Dev site, partitioned it at 60/20, prepping for a clean install of Lion...because i decided to insta it over leopard to see what would happen and the disk repair tool failed.
installed snow leopard, moved the lion install app from the time machine and used leopard to install lion + server onto the 60G partition, got it up and running and then removed the leopard partition, configured the server and screwed around with it until i got bored.
i benched it on geek Bench anf it scores 300 points lower than snow leopard did even withour the server runnin...and same after server completely removed. this is in the 32bit mode i dont have a licebse for it.
snow leopard benches higher in FPU, Memory and Stream.
anyone get a decreace in performance in the migration?
02-28-2011, 04:03 AM #16
benches 500 points higher in 64bit mode, integer, fpu, and memoru
03-01-2011, 05:22 PM #17
03-01-2011, 05:41 PM #18
I was going to pay to be in the Dev program to get Lion but you have to pay an additional $99 to be an iOS Dev too. So lame and not worth it.